October Test or "Surplus Vintage Radio Test in Europe"
The test is open to all OM with the requirement that the QSO is valid only if the two corresponding stations are using ex-military radio set.
The possible operation modes are CW and PHONE (USB, LSB, AM, AME, FM).
A station can be reconnected only in a different day, on different band or with a different set. Antennas and power supplies are free.
Each station has its own value, namely:
- A: Vintage ( WW 2^ and before) = 5 points
- B: Classic (Tubes post WW 2^ ) = 3 points
- C: Veteran ( Mix Tubes / Semic.) = 2 points
- D: Modern ( Full Semiconductors) = 1 point
- M : Monitor (SWL)
The total score of the QSO is made by adding the value of the two stations in contact.
For example: QSO between a SCR-193 (A = Vintage) and GRC-9 (B = Classic) = 5 + 3 = 8
A QSO between stations of different country same continent are worth double (DXCC list)
A QSO between stations of different continent are worth triple (WAC list)
Final scores will be per Operative Mode (CW and PHONE)
The test will begin on : 15 october 2017 at 00:00 UTC
and will end on : 29 october 2017 at 24.00 UTC.
The QSO is valid with the complete exchange of report, class and type
of set in use (Example: 599 / B GRC-9)
The suggested frequencies are ( +/- 3 kHz )
- 80 meter: 3575 kHz - CW ; 3610 kHz - AM ; 3745 kHz - LSB
- 40 meter :7012 kHz – CW ; 7095 kHz - LSB ; 7195 kHz - AM
Logs with the list of contacs made should be sent by e-mail at
email@example.com within Nov. 11, 2017
Standard call for the event is
"CQ ARO de....." where ARO stand for Army Radio Operator.
In CW is OK also "VVV VVV VVV de......"
For additional details or further infos
http://crosem.altervista.org/forum/ or firstname.lastname@example.org